New world social sciences and business rankings

Is your sociology, statistics, politics, business or law faculty on the list?

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto ranks in the top of the pack in the QS World Rankings

The QS Top 200 World University Rankings for Social Science faculties have been released. QS is a global firm that has ranked schools for two decades. Their rankings are based on an academic reviews, reputation of schools and the number of journal citations per professor. Three Canadian schools — Toronto, McGill and UBC — dominate here, much like they did in the Arts/Humanities and Science rankings.

Canadian schools do especially well in the QS World law rankings, although they rate schools in a different order than our own carefully tailored Maclean’s Canadian Law School Rankings.

There are many great Canadian schools missing altogether, most of which are small liberal arts oases, like Acadia, St. Francis Xavier and UNBC. That suggests a one-size-fits-all ranking can’t capture the benefits of smaller schools, like smaller class sizes and more opportunities to interact with professors. The Maclean’s University Rankings issue (released in the fall) overcomes this problem by separating schools into three categories based on size and research-intensity. The rankings are also available in The Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities, which can be purchased online here or wherever you buy magazines.

Here is what QS World thinks about our social sciences and business faculties.

Sociology

#11. University of Toronto

#15. McGill University

#16. University of British Columbia

#51-100. Queen’s University, Universite de Montreal, University of Alberta

#101-200. Simon Fraser University, University of Ottawa, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, York University, University of Manitoba

Statistics and Operational Research

#8. University of Toronto

#18. University of British Columbia

#20. McGill University

#51-100. McMaster University, Universite de Montreal, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario

#101-200. Carleton University, Universite Laval, Universite du Quebec, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, York University

Politics and International Studies

#19. University of Toronto

#25. McGill University

#30. University of British Columbia

#51-100. Queen’s University, Universite de Montreal,

#101-200. University of Alberta, Carleton University, McMaster University, Simon Fraser University, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario

Law

#12. McGill University

#13. University of Toronto

#23. University of British Columbia

#39. University of Calgary

#42. York University

#50. University of Alberta

#51-100. Dalhousie University, Queen’s University, Universite de Montreal, University of Ottawa

Economics

#18. University of Toronto and McGill University (tied)

#24. University of British Columbia

#51-100. Queen’s University, University of Western Ontario,

#101-200. Universite de Montreal, University of Alberta, York University, McMaster University, Simon Fraser University, University of Calgary

Accounting and Finance

#17. University of Toronto

#21. McGill University

#31. University of British Columbia

#51-100. Queen’s University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Western Ontario, York University

#101-200. Laval University, McMaster University, Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo, Concordia University, Universite du Quebec, University of Ottawa




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New world social sciences and business rankings

  1. This ranking is a joke. How can Mcgill be ranked 18th in economics? Their department is a real joke… QS has no credibility whatsoever.

  2. I am sorry but I just went to see the actual ranking and I just want to again reiterate how much of a joke the QS ranking is. Just look at the employer score for princeton Economics. It is 35! How can this be? How can Mcgill (60+) and UofT (40+) be ranked higher than Princeton for reputation? This is completely insane. There is not a single Mcgill econ student that could have gotten into Princeton’s PhD program. Frankly, I dont even know why people recognize this ranking.

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